Sunday, January 20, 2013
Jinny Beyer fabric). I figured I would get them in the mail by the 12th. But wait! I remembered that John and I have flight vouchers for Southwest Airlines because we missed our December trip to Charleston, South Carolina, and these miles expire in February. So the perfect solution: go to Manhattan for the day. And so I did. Yesterday I left Midway at 8:30, got to LaGuardia at 11:30, shower in midtown at 1, and returned to LaGuardia for a flight at 7. John was at Midway and I was home by 9:30 last night? Gosh, does this make me a jet setter?
It was good to be at my niece's shower. Focusing on Jen and Tim and their little Baby P balances out the events at the other end of life's spectrum. Perhaps I'll listen to the Lion King soundtrack and "The Circle of Life" as we drive downtown for Book of Mormon.
Friday, January 18, 2013
QuiltCon Block Challenge. The Modern Quilt Guild's goal is to put a quilt on every bed of the Austin Children's Shelter - Austin is where the Modern Quilt Guild is holding its first convention in February 2013. These 7 blocks were sent to the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild for our donation quilt to the shelter. Thanks to a clever layout by Iris Johnson and even cleverer execution of this layout by CMQG Program Chair Sarah Shulman, Debbie Bookman, and Debbie Pine, this top (and look at the wonderful backing), this quilt is ready for quilting. The top and backing have travelled 50 miles from Vernon Hills to Lemont, the home of T and F Quilting Studio and Terri Karls.